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Two Rode Together

  • Drama
  • 1961
  • John Ford
  • 104 mins
  • PG

Summary

The desperate relatives of people captured by Comanches many years before put pressure on the US military to bring them home. The army hires a cynical frontier marshal, who agrees to negotiate their release in return for a commission. But the townsfolk are forced to face some grim truths when he returns with just one unrecognisable captive. John Ford's Western, with James Stewart, Richard Widmark and Shirley Jones.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This rather slow-moving late John Ford western stars James Stewart and Richard Widmark, who both seem slightly ill at ease in underwritten roles as a cynical sheriff and a gallant cavalry officer out to rescue victims of Comanche raids. Still, Elmer Gantry's Shirley Jones and The Alamo's Linda Cristal are well at home on the range, and keep an eye open for Henry Brandon, Chief Scar from Ford's classic The Searchers. The Stewart character has most of the dialogue but none of the answers, and neither, one suspects, has director Ford.

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Credits

Cast

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Guthrie McCabeJames Stewart
Lt Jim GaryRichard Widmark
Marty PurcellShirley Jones
Elena de la MadriagaLinda Cristal
Sgt Darius P PoseyAndy Devine
Major FrazerJohn McIntire
Edward PurcellPaul Birch
Mr Harry J WringleWillis Bouchey
Chief Quanah ParkerHenry Brandon
Ortho CleggHarry Carey Jr
Mrs Abby FrazerOlive Carey
Greeley CleggKen Curtis
Belle AragonAnnelle Hayes
Mrs MalapropAnna Lee
Ole KnudsenJohn Qualen
Stone CalfWoody Strode

Crew

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DirectorJohn Ford

Details

Language
English
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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